Bahamas: COP apologizes for suicide gaffe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Following public outrage regarding his comments about men who committed suicide last year, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday apologized to the families of the men whom he may have offended.

On Monday, during his annual press briefing, Rolle revealed that there was a 38 percent increase in suicides in The Bahamas, with 11 incidents recorded in 2020 as opposed to the eight in 2019.

Of the number of suicides recorded last year, 10 of the victims were men and one was a woman.

In response to media questions, Rolle noted that some of those suicides involved domestic relationships with “weak” men.

However, Rolle came under heavy fire by psychologists across the country for what some labeled as an “insensitive” response.

Yesterday, he sought to roll back those comments and clarify what he meant.


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